So we made a whole year of blogging, trying and not quite succeeding to post something new every day. Generally the mix as not been as good as it could have been, with perhaps less variety of voices than we aspired to and too many posts from me, but the mix is getting better, with more regular posts from Reuben, Toff, and Louise who we secured from Stroppyblog, just before the transfer window closed.
We are now getting quite lively comment on some threads, and an average of 200 or so readers per day, and it can be twice that if we post something particularly interesting.
Here are some of the highlights over the last year (this is a personal selection, and you may disagree):
On Basque terrorism:
We kept returning to the World cup, again and again.
On Fox hunting.
I have posted a number of reports about me trip to Palestine, the best of which are about children in Bethlehem, and the settlers in Hebron.
We have had some debate about the ban on Smoking, and again:
BadMatthew posted an interesting report about the SWP’s Marxism event and disussed it beforehand as well.
We covered some rarely reported topics, such as slavery in Britain, and there was a report of the excellent Tolpuddle rally.
The English left largely failed to grasp what was going on in Scotland with the Sheridan court case, so I posted several times to explain the significance the perjury by Sheridan’s supporters.
The advantage of a blog is that you can also use it to develop your own ideas, and I am still coming to terms with the legacy that the left groups have on the socialist movement.